Texas Christian University Welcomes Its Youngest Freshman Ever!

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2013

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On Monday, August 26th, over 1,500 freshman made their way to Texas Christian University's beautiful campus for the first day of a four-year journey, one from where they will all emerge as adults. The only exception? Carson Huey-You who will not even be eligible to drive when he graduates because he happens to be only eleven years old!

What's even more amazing is that the University's youngest student ever, was only ten-years old when he was accepted. And while it may surprise all of us, it doesn't seem to faze Carson or his family. His mother says she realized that she may have a unique child when the young boy started reading chapter books at the age of two. By three the then homeschooled genius had mastered basic math concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

When he turned five, his mother decided to enroll him in a private school. But instead of heading to kindergarten he went straight to eighth grade. By the age of ten, the school as well as Carson's mother decided that that he may be ready for University. Given that the young boy was graduating from Grapevine's Accommodated Learning Academy with a 4.0 GPA and had scored a cumulative score of 1770 on his SAT with a 620 in math, there was very little the dean of admissions at Texas Christian University could argue about. Of course the fact that the young boy was assertive in his interview, did not hurt either.

As you have probably guessed, the young boy who dreams of becoming a quantum physicist and earn his Ph.D. before he turns 20, is not wasting this opportunity with easy classes. His roster for the first semester comprises of calculus, physics, history and religion. The young boy who speaks almost fluent Mandarin Chinese and is a self-taught pianist, has also joined some school clubs. And incase you think that the Carson is all work and no play, the Minecraft fan loves to hang out with his friends and play basketball and football. He also loves MythBusters and is an avid Star Wars fan!

But if you think all these achievements result in Carson getting special treatment at home, think again. His mother is quite accustomed to hanging around geniuses, because believe it or not, her younger, seven-year old son also happens to be one. Already in eighth grade, he is on the track to become a freshman in less than five years, just before he turns 13 - Pretty amazing!

Resources: austin.culturemap.com, news.yahoo.com

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  • ranger03
    ranger03Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    talk about young!!!!! next thing u know he's the next albert einstein! possibly even smarter!!!!!:o
    • macattack
      macattackThursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm
      Wow he is so little.
      • macattack
        macattackThursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm
        I wish I could be eleven and be where he is
      • 20014362
        20014362Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:17 am
        WOW.11,Freshmen thats crazy #smartest kid ever he is the coolest most AWSOME kid on the planet. My brother is 2 and its prety hard to under stand!!!
        • devils01
          devils01Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:23 am
          • devils09
            devils09Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:23 am
            • PodgeSaturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm
              That's awesome! Congrats!
              • anonamys Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm
                im only year six and im kind of like that im up to the year nine standard on reading and spelling year eight on maths and every thihg else and i love maths
                • thelagisrealMonday, July 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm
                  so unfair i wish i was like that. i am pretty smart { not trying to brag or hurt any1's feelings } i hope he will stay like thatan good luck people 4 ur future
                  • evening
                    eveningThursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm
                    hope its not to far form his home might be a good place to live Good Luck
                    • evening
                      eveningThursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:54 pm
                      he needs to get a medal. that's just awesome Wish i was him

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